After from BVN number, another number that is very important in the life of every citizen of Nigeria is the NIN number, however, if you have forgotten the number and you are looking for a way to retrieve it, then this article on how to check NIN number with a phone will be a great help.

NIN is the short form for National Identity Number and it’s important because it signifies that you are a citizen of Nigeria.

However, checking your NIN with your phone is totally free of charge but then, Your network provider may charge you a token to help your retrieve your NIN without going to any NIMC center.

The importance of NIN cannot be overemphasis as it is now required for Sim registration and The Nigerian Communications Commission earlier issued a two-week ultimatum to telecommunication operators to block all SIM cards not registered with the National Identity Numbers.

And the Federal Government has also directed the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that subsequent driver’s licenses must be processed using NIN.

How to Check NIN Number on Phone

Detail of how to check your NIN on a mobile phone

You may verify your NIN if you’ve enlisted in the national ID card program by dialing the suggested USSD on the phone number linked with your NIN enrolment.

You may use your mobile phone to get or check your NIN utilizing NIMC’s USSD service.

Following the steps below, you may check your NIN on your phone:

  • Dial *346# from your phone’s dialer.
    Two alternatives will be displayed in the prompt response.
  • “For ‘NIN retrieval,’ respond with 1;
  • for ‘Cancel,’ respond with 2.”
  • To get your NIN, follow the procedures on your screen and enter the needed information.

How do I check my NIN on my phone?

By dialing the required USSD code on your phone, you may find out your NIN.

Before using the USSD code to verify your NIN, make sure you have at least N20 on your phone.

When the NIN is presented on the screen, we recommend that you write it down or take a screenshot of it because it will not be displayed again until you recheck it with the identical USSD code supplied.

Currently, the USSD code may be used to check your NIN using a mobile phone on MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile.

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